|Act to forget premiered on October 11, 2012, in kc Monty (Antwerp, B), and was performed almost one hundred times between 2012 and 2017, in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy.|
Act to forget
‘An iconic, uplifting and sometimes even funny story’
Els Van Steenberghe, Knack
‘The images are of a compelling beauty’
‘An intelligent editing that feels really contemporary in the use of media’
Liv Laveyne, cobra.be
When actor Tom Struyf finds an old photograph of himself which he can not comprehend, an intense battle with his failing memory follows. Through conversations with a neurosurgeon, a psychologist, a psychic and his own grandmother, he tries to discover what is going on in his head. When his research has led him high into the Swiss mountains, Tom finally realizes what he has forgotten all this time.
Act to forget transforms from a naive attempt to understand how our doings are determined by our thinking into a passionate plea for love, over time and generations.
Act to forget poises on the borders between theatre, lecture performance and documentary.
Act to forget was selected for Circuit X by the jury of the Theatre Festival 2013 in Flanders and nominated by copyright association SACD for deAuteursprijs 2013.